New Autism Definition Can Reduce Diagnoses and Leave Children Without Proper Care

February 26, 2014 3:47 PM

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New Autism Definition Can Reduce Diagnoses and Leave Children Without Proper Care

Back in May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) issued new diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder. These new guidelines could pose a serious issue if thousands of previously qualified ASD patients are not treated properly.

Columbia University sought to look into the effects of the new diagnosis guidelines through a study led by Kristine M. Kulage, MA, MPH, and the Director of the Office of Scholarship and Research Development at Columbia Nursing. The new guidelines can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and P...

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